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Can You Identify the two students in this graduation of the Class of 1927. Front row- Wilma [CundifJ] Gibbs, [Stone] Evans. Back Row- Charlie Hudgens, Mr. or Mr. McAnich, Boyd Sasser and Ruth [Holbrook] Ferguson. David grandson of the late Boyd Sasser, in brought the picture in to ask for the readers helD. He is going to the expense of having the panel enlarged to be added to the other panels in the High School and would like to have everyone properly identified in the picture. If you know please contact The Journal office, 547-2411. Also, the class of 1927 is one of the honored classes at this year's P-T Former Students and Teachers Assoc. Banquet, Nov. 5. Thank You Perkins Jaycees would like and the Rangers, Don Banks out to the Perkins merchants express their appreciation and the Campus Squares, who unanimously opened [who participated in last the Perkins, Shidler, and their cash drawers to help Old Settlers' Day Sand Springs Bands, the finance thisproject. and hope that Stillwater Kiwanis Club and With this kind of support was pleased and Perkins School classes and we are confident that Old a good time. Special ,organizations. Settlers' Day 1978 will be goes to Bob Darby Our very special thanks go bigger and better than ever. Daryl Evans. Old Settlers' Chairman.Perkins Jaycees following merchants Good Store plin Station Jewelry Garage Barber Shop eauty Shop y Co-op Cubbage Old-Fashioned Meat :1 Amusement Estelle's Beauty Shop Robert K. Ewing, D.O. Gray's Real Estate Hoover's Mfg. Irwin Sand Co. Jude's Steak House Larry's Auto Repair Main Service Center Maxine's Beauty Shop Moser's Trading Post Alvin Moorman Const. Olson Hdwe. Perkins Journal Payne County Bank Precision Engineering P.J's Perkins Cleaners Po te's Plumbing Perkins Paint Supply Gibble Gas Harland Wells Riley's Cafe Perkins Drug Perkins Cafe Vassar's Mfg. Perkins Corner Mobil Perkins "Y" Sale Larry Hall Sanitation Cimarron Laundry Whistle Stop Colonial Life-Daryl Evans Johnny Payne Insulation Roger Graham Upholstery Bunn's etc. Perkins Plbg. A house in the side of a hill has advantages Nestled snug and comfort- able in the side of a hill northeast of Perkins, Cecil and Erma Shaffer enjoy maximum comfort the year round. The spacious three bedroom house, completely underground, was built about five years ago by Johnnie Dean, Perkins. The house came about as a result of the tornado which passed through the south- east edge of Perkins and damaged the Ripley area severely sometime before. The Shaffer's son, Ben and his family, purchased the home from Dean, later selling it to Ben's pa, ren,. "Shaffefaid the ouse cost Dean around $40,000 without counting the cost of the initial owner's wages. With the price of labor, concrete (which has nearly doubled) and other materials that have gone up, the home is estimated at $75,000 at present prices. "There's enough concrete and steel in the house to build a bridge," Erma Shaffer said. She enjoys the scenic veiw from the patio door in both winter and summer. The former beau- tician says even the beds are always cool in summer. The bedrooms extend along the full length of the west side of the house, thus, the deepest partof the house. "We never need heat at night," Shaffer added. "The lowest it ever gets inside is 55 degrees when the weather is near zero outside. All east windows give more than adequate lighting," the couple said. "The flowers in the windows never froze all winter," the couple agreed. The Shaffers moved here in November, 1976. On January 1, 1977, probably the coldest month of last winter, the total utility bill was $71.45 which includes all gas and water. August, perhaps the hottest v oOO 7 . Anniversary Sale - Continues thru Oct. 1st . Enter Bids Now on Antique Furniture Bid Boxes to be opened Sat., Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. I [ Sewing i [ Rocker ] ! 2 Ladder [Machine Back Chairs Enter Bids Inside Store "Boxes will be opened Sept. 24 GRAND PRIZE WINNERS: s25 Merchandise Certif'wate Peg Henigman, Perkins slO Merchandise Certificate Viola Martin, Perkins 20 % off,, LL Materials One Group Boys S.S. Sizes 2-18 One Group Boys & Men's Waffle Stompers $ restern Fall Sleeveless Shirts Sweaters (Shoes) '13  Were *6  20% off ,998 were*5" 418 NOW NOW $5oo Mr. Shaffer mows the roof of th'eir underground home 1% mile east of the Perkins "Y". !: : :   ..... I Erma Shaffer enjoys her beautiful kitchen and dining area. Cecil Shaffer enjoys the spacious fireplace. month of this year, the total expenses were $74.86. The house is comfortable enough that the Shaffers have added screen doors in order to take advantage of the fresh air, rarely using the air condi- tioning. In winter, however, the family burns wood in the fireplace on the north of the living room next to the double garage. The overall size of the underground home is 2540 square feet of living space or about 30x87 feet including garage. Mr. Shaffer said that with his son's family of five, the largest bill for all utilities was less than $100. For the length of time the older Shaffers have resided here, the utility bills average $46.85 per month. The house has two hot water heaters and two full baths. It is believed that underground homes are nore economical. The concrete forms which provide the roof are from 15 to 24 inches underground. The incline is necessary for drainage. The Shaffers have had no problems concerning moisture. Insulation, according to the owner, is a very vital part in building this type home. He stated that the complete structure has two inches styrofoam insulation put on with tar. Johnnie Dean drew the blue prints for the house located on a ten acre plot. The floor plan provided built-in closets and dressing tables for the west wall of each bedroom. The mirrors serve effectively and effi- ciently as a substitute for windows. The forms were complete- ly set before the cement was poured, including the parti- tions. The present owner believes when forms and sections become more com- monplace, the expense may drop some. However, the double forming set on both sides to support the cement and steel structure, was done from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. the same day on this particular house. This was without the floor space. The only lumber used is the wood finish, doors, windows, cabinets, etc. The electrical wiring ran $2500 for the Shaffer residence. It is quite evident the Shaffers are happy with the lovely home set snugly into the red earth of the Cimarron Valley. "I love to watch the birds in summer and the winter snows are so-pretty," Erma said. -0- The Perkins Journal Thursday, September 22, 1977-11 Lions are looking at Christmas fight purchase Little action but much discussion was on the agenda for Monday's Lions Club meeting. The club discussed spon- soring a Lions Club in Carney. The suggestion was made at a recent Zone meeting in Stillwater. Per- kins has never sponsored a club, it is believed, although it has assisted and supported the starting of a Tryon, Ripley and Wellston club. After discussing the pro. posal, it was moved and passed that the subject be tabled for one week to be brought up again at the next meeting. President Bob Dickson presented a proposal of the finance committee to pur- chase 13 Christmas Tree decorations for the light poles on the three block area of Perkins Main Street, plus two Christmas streamers that would dress the entrances to the town's main thoroughfare during the Christmas season. The dis- play would cost $2000. The Lions have agreed to invest up to $1000 in the decorations if the city will provide the other $1000. Members asked to see a sample of the display, being sold by and Oklahoma City firm, to ascertain if they are DURING THE EXCITING made in a manner that would provide service over the years. The decorations some years ago were badly damaged the first year by a wind storm and did not hold up too well. Dates of coming events were listed again. The Pancake Supper is Friday evening, September 30. The Ladies Night will be Novem- ber 14, and the Farmers Appreciation Night will be October 17. Gene Barrett was intro- duced as a new Lions Club member. Shelby Wyatt had the program and introduced Perkins-Tryon faculty mem- ber Mrs. Lucille Russell and her husband. Mrs. Russell conducted a spelling contest. Shelby Lauener and Ditz McIlvain were selected as team captains and selected from the membership for members of their team. Using 8th grade level words, the team captained by McIlvain spelled down Laue- net's team with three members still on their feet. Lions cooks served beef and noodles, green beans, green salad, hot home-made bread and fruit Jell-o and brownies. SEE CHAMPIONS OF THE RODEO COWBOYS ASSOCIATION TULSA STATE FAIR O1!1 NOW BY MAIL Gift FREE FAIR ADMISSION lIE"R" SEATS ONLY PERFORMANCES AT 8 PM--OCT. 7 & 8 $3 *4 *5 "NO A'  ,-o., ,, o IliND gAllNIIIm Cglg Oil  I TOq CARSON ATTRACTIONS 100 CIVIC CENTER TULSA, OK. 74103 SEE THE FAIR -- SEPT. 30-OCT. 91 I II I I I Announcing J&L Plumbing Co. , All Work Guaranteed Small Appliance Repair "k All Types of Plumbing Repairs Phone 547.2740 ('Day or Night) Owner, John Reynolds I II II II